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STATE
NAME
Initial Claims Filed During Week Ended
December 6, 2008
Insured Unemployment For Week Ended
November 29, 2008
INITIAL CLAIMS INSURED UNEMPLOYMENT
STATE CHANGE FROM UCFE
(1)
UCX
(1)
   STATE (%)
(2)
CHANGE FROM UCFE
(1)
UCX
(1)
ALL PROGRAMS EXCLUDING
RAILROAD
RETIREMENT
LAST WEEK YEAR AGO LAST WEEK YEAR AGO
Alabama 14710 7886 9608 20 46             55987 2.9 9514 28337 137 266 56395
Alaska 2009 456 166 22 3             15493 5.3 4383 4053 197 73 15763
Arizona 8733 2095 4566 23 22             63106 2.4 3411 33210 307 289 63702
Arkansas 8461 -514 4952 22 13             50264 4.4 10656 19566 146 280 50690
California 83504 22963 27742 330 250             686801 4.5 220586 263561 3215 4339 694367
Colorado 6029 1794 3214 25 26             44653 2.0 6809 20503 312 414 45380
Connecticut 7492 1755 3079 11 26             58957 3.5 6115 23413 82 198 59237
Delaware 1708 364 677 1 1             13670 3.3 1975 5439 26 56 13752
District of Columbia 662 250 367 6 1             6098 1.2 747 2016 110 25 6233
Florida 21114 5576 5327 51 109             243148 3.1 33110 120819 433 1380 244961
Georgia 35803 20237 22996 63 65             135187 3.4 30136 69843 689 1178 137054
Hawaii 2809 744 1150 7 12             16925 2.8 1893 9282 68 175 17171
Idaho 5565 -320 2564 68 5             30704 4.7 5103 14850 323 96 31123
Illinois 32450 11342 8879 35 58             206584 3.6 50516 83378 691 971 208246
Indiana 21590 940 10850 61 139             106849 3.7 16565 50696 383 650 107895
Iowa 9429 -3424 2668 7 17             41099 2.8 11523 21028 72 215 41386
Kansas 5236 1074 2334 4 0             31116 2.3 4966 15433 112 179 31407
Kentucky 12925 506 3035 16 27             53669 3.0 10825 23880 322 504 54495
Louisiana 4115 1833 1096 5 5             32564 1.8 3620 10386 160 158 32882
Maine 2918 609 1148 7 5             15697 2.7 2563 6375 48 56 15804
Maryland 8733 2392 3693 38 27             63749 2.6 5709 26330 380 280 64409
Massachusetts 15454 3610 4467 71 36             111883 3.5 12926 36443 918 597 113402
Michigan 35414 10012 12784 40 51             206323 5.0 31560 76305 347 658 207328
Minnesota 15195 4279 5312 14 35             78026 2.9 14874 27014 152 563 78741
Mississippi 8651 2737 6034 20 3             36402 3.3 8092 17252 133 161 36707
Missouri 15659 7261 7883 64 32             76231 2.9 7997 28994 737 273 77246
Montana 3034 331 1537 59 12             15240 3.6 3281 5875 302 86 15628
Nebraska 2802 849 740 2 2             13424 1.5 1679 4953 50 68 13542
Nevada 8426 2289 4520 8 12             56798 4.5 4940 27623 106 196 57101
New Hampshire 1904 443 458 2 3             13640 2.2 2533 7090 30 38 13710
New Jersey 18386 6616 5585 24 27             159748 4.1 20982 54096 392 493 160633
New Mexico 1935 609 634 19 1             17597 2.2 931 5885 266 108 17971
New York 39732 11601 19232 106 92             263760 3.1 28702 95202 857 1435 266052
North Carolina 44273 26596 30832 24 64             171499 4.3 38000 90407 358 1228 173085
North Dakota 1437 -895 273 0 0             5590 1.7 2308 2207 37 16 5644
Ohio 31049 5351 10838 29 86             164940 3.2 21829 69827 301 850 166091
Oklahoma 3138 0 1432 6 18             20992 1.4 0 7552 61 216 21269
Oregon 17849 2405 8077 122 45             95220 5.6 17950 47416 583 493 96300
Pennsylvania 53072 20090 22523 154 206             244131 4.4 39628 66451 1382 1095 246608
Puerto Rico 3919 1300 1331 2 12             51657 5.2 2092 21707 145 327 52129
Rhode Island 2370 657 213 4 9             17457 3.7 1517 4954 44 136 17637
South Carolina 21571 12068 14754 12 41             85456 4.6 16310 44447 174 408 86038
South Dakota 1081 365 304 12 4             3564 0.9 973 1574 81 21 3666
Tennessee 18920 12170 11396 93 23             74200 2.7 10709 33818 173 347 74756
Texas 27368 9098 13581 96 177             175715 1.7 30458 77401 809 1785 178332
Utah 3824 957 1557 122 12             23799 2.0 1543 13613 280 103 24182
Vermont 1535 -299 351 2 2             10556 3.5 1684 4235 21 32 10609
Virgin Islands 76 30 31 0 0             1192 2.6 370 436 4 26 1222
Virginia 16289 9343 10278 17 67             64608 1.8 14470 31797 371 913 65892
Washington 17782 1561 6119 64 101             104873 3.6 16330 47173 515 977 106369
West Virginia 3852 2103 1138 7 20             20662 3.0 7185 5703 63 207 20940
Wisconsin 26643 -8593 11715 30 38             132028 4.8 37148 58873 209 635 132876
Wyoming 896 299 361 8 2             3950 1.4 765 1382 65 34 4049
Totals 759531 223801 336401 2055 2090             4493481 3.4 840491 1870103 18179 26307 4538107

Figures Appearing In Cols. Showing Over- The-Week Changes Reflect All Revisions In Data For Prior Week Submitted By State Agencies

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1THE UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION PROGRAM FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYES (UCFE) AND THE UNEMPLOYMENT FO REX-SERVICEMEMBERS (UCX) EXCLUDE CLAIMS FILED JOINTLY UNDER OTHER PROGRAMS TO AVOID DUPLICATION

2RATE IS NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED. THE SOURCE OF US TOTAL COVERED EMPLOYMENT IS BLS.